Back to the draw­ing board

East­ern waste man­age­ment plan de­layed in­def­i­nitely

The Compass - - NEWS - BY STEVE BARTLETT

No one will be see­ing East­ern New­found­land’s garbage game plan any­time soon.

Transcontinental Me­dia has learned the com­mit­tee de­vis­ing the re­gional waste man­age­ment strat­egy has aban­doned the goal of sub­mit­ting its fi­nal plan to the prov­ince by month’s end.

In­stead, East­ern Waste Man­age­ment has de­cided to weigh an­other op­tion against the one it had been pur­su­ing.

“ We’ve been build­ing one model,” com­mit­tee chair Ken Kelly said. “Now we’ve got to build an­other.”

Struck by the min­is­ter of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs in 2008, East­ern Waste Man­age­ment was charged with over­see­ing the “ mod­ern­iza­tion of solid waste man­age­ment” from Clarenville and east, in­clud­ing all of the Avalon Penin­sula. It was thought at the time that the cost of cre­at­ing a waste man­age­ment plan would be roughly $2 mil­lion, for com­mit­tee ex­pen­di­tures and con­sul­tants’ fees.

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